The automaker unveiled the first design images of the Wuling Starlight Wagon, a future variant of Wuling’s midsize new energy vehicle (NEV) that debuted last year in sedan configuraton in China – available with fully electric and a plug-in hybrid powertrains. SGMW is considering a possible introduction of the Starlight Wagon in the Chinese market.
As such, the upcoming Wuling Starlight Wagon is in a preliminary study phase and is not yet confirmed for production. However, the joint venture is so excited about the project that it decided to reveal official renderings to gauge public interest while conducting market research with target customers.
The Wuling Starlight Wagon is based on the PHEV variant of the new Starlight sedan and shares many design elements with it. This includes the exact same front fascia, the lower potions of the doors as well as the rear section – with the model’s characteristic lighting elements. The changes are found in the lower and longer roofline, incorporating a prominent D-pillar with a stylized rear-quarter window.
Notably, the Wuling Starlight Wagon renderings present the car with a special styling kit called Black Warrior along with an aerodynamic roof carrier and sporty six-spoke wheels. The striking overall design gives the Starlight Wagon an athletic stance and more muscular proportions than the sedan.
The Wuling Starlight Wagon is pitched as a potential new variant of the midsize Starlight in China, where the PHEV sedan has enjoyed strong initial sales. For now, the wagon-bodied Starlight is only in the design stage and Wuling has yet to confirm plans to bring it to production.